1911 from Iwo

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One of the older technicians at work was telling me a story today about a pistol that was in his in laws family.

He tells me that his wife’s late father, who was a marine in the battle of Iwo Jima, had brought back his pistol from the war. I’m thinking, ok must be a nice old 1911 model, one that has probably seen more than a few soldiers hands. then comes the rest of the story.

Turns out that the guy’s father in law, had a camera with him in his sack, and had taken some pictures of when they raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi. He submitted his photo, but it was not chosen as the one that is now famous. The family still has this picture hanging in their living room.

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1911 .45 from Iwo Jima

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